Age Scotland

Christmas charity partnership gives older persons’ groups the festive factor

Property management company Ross and Liddell is partnering with Age Scotland to deliver a special Christmas gift to older people across the country.

Published 27 September 2018

Significant rise in older people living alone ‘should be wake-up call to government’

The national charity for older people is warning of potential issues ahead if policymakers do not create more housing for the country’s ageing population.

Published 13 July 2018

Charity launches comprehensive guide to housing options for older people

Scotland’s most comprehensive housing options guide for older people has been launched by Age Scotland and housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 26 June 2018

Age Scotland calls for council tax break to help end fuel poverty

A charity is calling for the Scottish Government to reduce council tax for homeowners who carry out energy efficiency measures to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 15 May 2018

More than one in four older Scots struggling with fuel bills

More than one in four older Scots with health conditions are struggling to pay their fuel bills, according to new research by Age Scotland.

Published 23 February 2018

Scotland ‘failing to meet housing needs’ of older and disabled people

Urgent action is required to reverse the shortage of housing for older and disabled people as Scotland struggles to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new alliance of charities and other organisations.

Published 12 February 2018

Care home closure ‘rings alarm bells’ across sector

A charity for older people is calling for urgent action to protect vulnerable residents amid rising costs and closures across Scotland’s care sector.

Published 9 February 2018

£1.6m funding boost for homelessness and housing projects

Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.

Published 22 January 2018

Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

An innovative new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for people with dementia – improving patient outcomes and reducing the strain on health services, according to University of Stirling academics.

Published 21 September 2017

Blog: Grapevines and Kung-Fu kicks

Trust Housing Association invited Age Scotland to run healthy active ageing showcase events at 18 of their premises across Scotland. Thanks to funding from the Life Changes Trust the charity was pleased to be able to say yes, writes Doug Anthoney.

Published 10 January 2017

Port of Leith Housing Association welcomes First Minister to spread Christmas cheer

Tenants of Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) Jameson Place development welcomed a special guest this week when First Minister Nicola Sturgeon paid a visit to the Generations Project for their Christmas festivities.

Published 7 December 2016

Winter deaths highlight ‘unacceptable’ failure to upgrade Scotland’s homes

Figures showing there were nearly 3,000 additional winter deaths last year show that Scotland’s cold and draughty housing stock must be upgraded as a matter of urgency, the Existing Homes Alliance has argued.

Published 19 October 2016

Scotland’s over 60s ‘at risk from home electrics’

Scotland’s ageing population is at increasing electrical danger with almost 80 per cent of homes in disrepair, according to a new report.

Published 4 February 2016

Call to deliver warm homes after winter deaths reach 15 year high

Charity groups have called on Scotland’s political parties to commit to “end the scourge of cold, energy-wasting, hard-to-heat homes” after new figures revealed that winter deaths in Scotland have reached their highest level for 15 years.

Published 20 October 2015